IT Manager

Innovative Technology
27 Sep 2017
03 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
IT Manager We're Innovative At Innovative Technology we're a global market leader in the design and manufacture of cash validation devices and processing services. We've over 350 employees at 10 locations across five continents, with over 150 based in their state-of-the-art head office at the Innovative Business Park in Oldham, Manchester. We strive to be the best at what we do and are proud of our track record of innovation and growth, so it's great to be recognised for our achievements and success. Recent accolades include The Queen's Award for Enterprise: International Trade, The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 and being listed in the London Stock Exchange 1000 companies to inspire Britain. You'll find us on the edge of the Pennines and less than half an hour from central Manchester, with great local amenities and transport links on our doorstep. On-site we've modern, open-plan offices, which along with our friendly and hardworking culture should help you feel right at home. Position: IT Manager Location: Oldham, Manchester Job Type: Full Time, Permanent Salary: £Highly competitive and negotiable Benefits: Flexible working hours; Option to finish at midday on Fridays; 32 days holiday, including Bank Holidays; Earn up to an extra 13 days holiday per annum; Workplace Pension Scheme, with a 3% contribution from us; Educational Sponsorships available; Private Healthcare Scheme; Two paid breaks per day, with free premium hot drinks, fruit and pool table; Childcare Vouchers and Cycle to Work Schemes; Working from home available; Informal dress code; Free onsite secure parking, modern gym, staff car workshop and an active social calendar. Our Opportunity: As we continue to go through a period of extensive expansion, ensuring our IT business functions meet Innovative Technology's challenging and multi-faceted IT requirements has become a key area of focus for our business, both here in the UK and internationally. For this reason, we're currently looking for an experienced IT Manager to take the lead on all IT-related projects and support all head office and global business functions. You'll drive efficiencies and service, whilst delivering on a varied and increasing number of business-as-usual IT requirements, through the direct management of your team of IT Support professionals. To be ideally suited you'll have proven experience in varied and dynamic enterprise IT environments, where you're accustomed to driving change and influencing key stakeholders to ensure our IT remains cutting-edge. This is perfect opportunity for someone who's keen to play a key role in shaping and driving long-term IT strategy of a global market-leader whilst also playing a hands-on role supporting the IT team and the wider business. Your role: - Defining and delivering all aspects of long-term strategy, projects, infrastructure and change, along with day-to-day IT strategy for our busy IT Support function, in our global business. - Take ownership of managing an enterprise environment, as it responds to rapid growth in IT users, whilst delivering business-as-usual IT functions. As well as managing a team, this will also involve being hands-on' especially in relation to IT support. - Managing, training and mentoring a growing IT Support team, to ensure that we have the required technical knowledge to deliver business IT requirements successfully. - Delivering IT services for business functions for our commercial operations, including R&D, Production, Sales and Logistics functions. - Ensure hardware, software, database, network and security requirements of our integrated, multi-dimensional IT environment are met now and in the future. - Confidence in liaising with and influencing key stakeholders, to ensure their objectives and expectations are met and managed, whilst creating reports and presentations to feedback to the business on the progress being made. Your Skills & Experience: - Management of strategy, projects, infrastructure, supplier management, change, budgets and business-as-usual enterprise IT functions. Ideally this will be within a manufacturing or logistics IT environment but this is not essential. - Proven people management skills including experience of mentoring and upskilling members of an established IT team. - Demonstrable experience of improving efficiencies, transforming, developing and re-engineering systems and processes is essential, whilst knowledge of Syspro, or a similar ERP system, is desirable. - Experience of hands-on technical support and engaging with people at all levels of the business. - Proven communication skills and experience managing several key stakeholder relationships in a growing, fast-paced and ever-changing business. - Willingness to travel to offices across Europe and the rest of the world. You may have experience of the following: IT Manager, Change Management, IT Security, Networking, Technical Support, Hardware Support, Software Support, Network Manager, IT Project Manager, IT Operations Manager, etc. Innovative Technology are an equal opportunities employer.
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